Yea, because there aren’t already a thousand other posts describing what’s wrong with this console already.
I’m just gonna go through a couple things about the “Xbox One”, and state my opinions on ‘em, okay? Okay.
1) Players have to pay a fee to play used games.
Alright, this is a horrible idea. Who the hell thought this was a good idea? The group of people that thought this was a good idea should be fired.
Of course, there’s the whole “I’m short on cash, I’m just gonna buy this used,” and “Hey bro would you like to borrow a game?” no longer ever going to be something said when referring to Xbox One games, let me ask you something.
After a year or so after release, there are going to be game titles that are no longer being sold “new”, as the developers have moved on to the next game. How exactly is someone who missed out on that game supposed to play it? What about the people that have sold that game, deleted their instal of it, and decide to get it again but can only get it used?
This idea is moronic in its entirety. And the biggest problem? It’s not some rumor, it’s a confirmed fact. Just… why. I know it’s the job of corporate America to be comprised of money-grubbing assholes that look at the consumer as nothing more than walking cash cows, but this is just stupid.
But hey, now we know why EA isn’t doing the online passes anymore.
2) Not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, be it physical discs, or digital instals.
This has always been a deal breaker for me. The reason I didn’t get the PS3? Because it couldn’t play my PS2 games. The reason why I love the GameBoy Advance? Because I can play GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, and original GameBoy games.
I’ve spent so much money on Xbox 360 games, DLC for said games, and not to mention the stupid, yet tolerable, Xbox Live Gold fee for multiplayer and other online things. I’ve gotten a couple Xbox Live Arcade games as well. And guess what? All that money goes to waste. Say goodbye to all those games you bought.
3) The console must be connected to the internet approximately 24 hours for you to access ANYTHING.
Yea, it’s not always-online. Now you have to manually make sure that you connect to the internet once every single day to make sure you don’t get locked out. Do I need to say more? That is going to be tedious as all hell.
4) The Xbox One will not operate without a “Kinect 2” connected to it.
Yes, because that’s how you sell a gimmick. You could hype it up as much as possible and reap the benefits as millions of unsuspecting cash cows - I mean “very precious consumers that we care about very much” - throw money at your pretty shiny explodey awesomeness that turns out to be a pile of crap.
Nah, why do that. Instead, force people to use it. Why? Because it turns your console into a voice-activated remote control. Because people buy a video game console based on its ability to let you watch television, right?
5) Each disc MUST be installed to the hard drive, and each disc has only one instal, per disc, per Xbox Live account.
This is a part of point 1, this is what lets that pay wall for used games be possible. Just like with point 1, I would just like to know who, exactly, thought this was a good idea? Yea, I understand that video game developers lose money over used games, but all this is just going too far.
As for the Xbox One reveal itself, it was centered almost entirely around television. A video game console is being centered around its ability to let you watch television. Might as well say, “Yea, we know that every game for this hunk of junk is going to be shit, so now we can let you switch from playing video games to watching television in an instant, so you don’t have to claw your eyes out when you witness our mass of horrible games that exist solely for the purpose of us taking your money.”
“But mister jackass! It’s supposed to be an all-in-one entertainment center!”
Just like the PS3. And just like with the PS3, I’m going to say this:
If I want an entertainment center, I’ll buy one. But guess what? I’m not buying one. I’m buying a video game console. And do you know what I want from a video game console? Video games.
If Microsoft doesn’t bring forth some really impressive video-game centric stuff at E3, then this console is as good as dead. Regardless, I will not be getting this console. Even if I can buy it for a penny, I’m not touching this thing.